Shillong, Apr 21: Langsning FC could not maintain their undefeated run in away games as they lost 1-0 to Chennaiyin FC reserves in their Second Division League Group C match at the SSN College Ground in Chennai on Saturday.
The hosts’ captain Bedashwor Singh volleyed the ball for a goal in the 68th minute to net Chennaiyin reserves their first points of the campaign.
Langsning made two changes to the starting line-up, bringing back Donlad Diengdoh and Lancine Toure in place of Sameer Pradhan and Ryoga Katsurashima; the latter two had both made their debuts in the 1-1 draw in Shillong against Mohammedan Sporting on April 13.
Pradhan was used as a substitute in today’s game, along with Milancy Khongstia and Ronaldkydon Lyngdoh Nonglait.
Langsning had won their first away fixture at Jamshedpur FC reserves 3-1 before drawing 0-0 with Mohammedan Sporting, but though they were in the hunt this time around they could not find a way through the young Chennaiyin defence in the hot and humid conditions, which saw the temperature hit 38 degrees for the 4:00pm kick-off.
Victory gave Chennaiyin their first points after having lost all of their previous six games.
Although a setback in their campaign to reach the final round of the Second Division, all is not lost as it was a day of shocks for the other two teams hoping to make it through.
Langsning stay on the road and travel on from Chennai to nearby Bangalore to take on the Bengaluru reserves on April 25.